Wikis in the classroom

Ya que en la unidad pasada trabajamos con la wiki, aquí os dejo un post sobre como incluirlas en nuestras clases.


Despite the constant instruction that many students face around exam time to “absolutely never use Wikipedia to help with your assignments”, could the structure of the wiki and its open source nature prove to be beneficial to teaching and learning in the classroom?


Given that I’m a teacher trainee, I have an unspoken obligation to lean on the side of ‘the classroom is a no Wikipedia zone’. However, there are more to wikis than Wikipedia. A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant, it allows you to create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. Pretty handy, right?


 So then, why use a wiki? Wikis are generally used by people collaborating on projects or trying to share things online, for instance, travels journals from abroad and collaborative cookbooks. In other cases wikis are used for free expression…

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